Junior Artificial Intelligence (AI) Developer– Machine Learning (ML) -Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

Job ID 2021-5553
Job Locations
IT: Developer / Programmer
Regular Full-Time


For more than 30 years, NCI Information Systems has been a leading provider of digital transformation solutions and services to U.S. government agencies. With its Empower™ platform, NCI is at the forefront of implementing artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to solve the government’s most complex mission challenges. Headquartered in Reston, Va., NCI is accelerating public sector AI adoption to create a government workforce that is exponentially more creative and productive. For more information, visit www.nciinc.com.



NCI: As the AI Developer Junior you will support the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Bluestone contract, an enterprise-level initiative, titled Bluestone, to transform its information technology (IT) and operating environment by establishing enterprise capabilities utilizing a certified, scalable agile methodology, like the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), and the DevSecOps methodology. This enterprise approach will enable DEA to more promptly respond to emerging needs with faster delivery, increased reliability, and minimal downtime. This initiative will modernize DEA’s legacy IT systems and networks to enhance security, usability, and accessibility to better meet the business requirements of the DEA In assuming this position, you will be a critical contributor to meeting NCI's mission: To deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions and services that enable our customers to rapidly adapt to dynamic environments




  • The Artificial Intelligence (AI) Developer Junior is responsible for leading and providing expert experience towards operating software design and enhancements that can be used for machine learning, artificial intelligence programs or other artificial intelligence applications. The AI Developer will specialize in developing software to enhance DEA systems and machines, relying heavily on deep learning and natural language processing.
  • Researches, designs, develops, and/or modifies enterprise-wide systems and/or applications software.
  • Involved in planning of system and development deployment as well as responsible for meeting software compliance standards.
  • Evaluates interface between hardware and software, operational requirements, and characteristics of overall system.
  • Documents testing and maintenance of system corrections.
  • Establish a DevSecOps pipeline that builds in security and maximizes the concept of Continuous Integration (CI)/Continuous Delivery (CD) that automates build, integration, and test processes.
  • Support the strategy, design, development and deployment of IA and RPA technology-enabled solutions to help streamline organizational requirements and processes.
  • Ensure security by removing human error and insider threat. Enhancing data protection by enabling Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability by using automation.
  • Support the automated architecture planning, development, and implementation effort through the delivery of quality and timely projects by working closely with the business analyst and project manager(s).
  • Responsible for translating business requirements into well architected solutions improving quality and efficiencies throughout the various system lifecycle.
  • Prepare Solution Design Documents and develop framework for automation processes.
  • Monitor and measuring the effectiveness of the bots to report on impact of the solution.






  • Clearance: Secret
  • Education and years of experience: BA, 2 - 7 years of experience
  • Information Assurance (IA) certification: IAT I or greater, (A+ CE, CCNA-Security, CND, Network+ CE, SSCP)
  • Experience in researching, designing, developing, and/or modifying AI systems, RPA, ML, and other AI technologies. 
  • Demonstrate experience with DevSecOps and Agile development methods and processes to include Scaled Agile and Scrum on the NCI Empower platform.




This position requires the ability to perform the below essential functions:

  • Sitting for long periods
  • Standing for long periods
  • Ambulate throughout an office
  • Ambulate between several buildings
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl as required
  • Travel by land or air transportation 10%

About NCI

It is the policy of NCI to provide equal opportunity in recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting individuals in all job categories without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class or category as may be defined by federal, state, or local laws or regulations. In addition, we affirm that all compensation, benefits, company-sponsored training, educational assistance, social, and recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. It is our firm intent to support equal employment opportunity and affirmative action in keeping with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulationsNCI is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


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